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Zotovich Family

Pinot Noir Reserve 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
9.3

Médium garnet, legs, medium nose, potpourri, dried roses, slightly meaty and bloody, cumin and sage and smoke. On the palate it’s completely #californiawine with a rich and luscious body and flavors. Strawberry tart and rhubarb. With a touch of leather. Wicked #pinotnoir from #staritahills #zotovich — 4 months ago

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Dragonette Cellars

John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

Deep ruby color, pronounced primar aromas of ripe black fruits, secondary aromas of brown sugar, coffee and toffee. It has a fresh medium+ acidity, ripe soft tannins and high well integrated alcohol. Long finish. Can definitely age for 5-10 years. Truly #syrah the one way to recognize it's from #California is just a touch of sweetness and that alcohol, otherwise it would be very difficult to distinguish from any #worldclass #staritahills — 2 years ago

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Sanguis

Bossman Syrah 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
9.5

Deep ruby, med+ intensity of aromas, mint chocolate, black currant, on the palate, rich, some cinnamon and Christmas spice, pumpkin and nutmeg. Loving it. Rich. #syrah #viognier #centralcoastwine #californianwine #staritahills #santamariavalley — 2 years ago

Bill, TheSkip and 5 others liked this

Longoria

Lovely Rita Pinot Noir 2016

The Gevrey of Central Coast Pinots. Mushroom, black tea and roasted fruits, balanced by energy, low alcohol and lift. Excellent value. #longoria #pinotnoir #staritahills — 6 months ago

Pali Wine Co.

Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

#staritahills #pinotnoir #sbcountywines #paliwineco I believe a 90 is the right score for this wine. It's aging beautifully for a 2011. Deep and ripe PN the aromas are more VA and almost syrah or Zinfandelish than PN. What I love is the body and the refinement on the palate. There's a lovely sage and myrrh sensation that later leaves a dark cherry jam finish. Warm alcohol. — a year ago

Daniel P., TheSkip and 7 others liked this

Hilliard Bruce

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
9.4

Clear and bright pale lemon. Clean pronounced aromas of ripe apricot, sage, fennel and gingerbread. On the palate it's dry albeit with a lush glyceric texture with medium plus intensity flavors of of apricot pie with a smiley charred crust and a touch of nutmeg and spice. Medium plus alcohol, medium plus acidity, well integrated oak, balanced with a medium plus finish. Complex, unique and well balanced. Only 22 barrels. #staritahills #chardonnayfromthebestplaceonearth #chardonnay #centralcoastwine #californianwine #sbcountywines — 2 years ago

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Liquid Farm

SMV Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

Lovely #pinotnoir #calipinot #staritahills — 7 months ago

Marc, Ted and 5 others liked this

Saarloos & Sons

Extended Family Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

Not sure what to think about this one. My friend liked it. I on the other hand did enjoy it as much. Seemed to me to be sort of a creamy fruit forward Pinot. It may have been because this was a second bottle of the night my palate was off a bit. Normally I love this producer so I will revisit and see if anything changes. #saarloosandsons #staritahills #losolivos #pinotnoir #winestagram #california #centralcoastwine — a year ago

Tim, Mike and 2 others liked this

Sanford

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2010

Jay McInerney said about his first time tasting Chardonnay from Santa Rita Hills "It was a little like meeting Jessica Simpson only to have her start speaking perfect French in Carla Bruni's voice."
Anjou pear, Meyer lemon zest, almond paste, and vanilla poached peach.
#chardonnay #cougarjuice #tennisanyone #sideways #staritahills
— 2 years ago

Ron, Ira and 7 others liked this

Black Sheep Finds

Holus Bolus Franc de Pied Syrah 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

pronounced aromas pencil shavings, dill, black currant, pisage sensation like port. Good acidity and pleasant attack with just the right amount of sweet tickle. Spicy finish. A little smoky for some reason reminds me of tortilla chips. #staritahills #syrah perfect barbecue — 2 years ago

Jonathan, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this